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If you are a COVID-19 ‘close contact’

Find out what you need to do if you have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

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Notification of illness and disease

‘Notifiable’ diseases are ones where government health authorities must be notified about occurrences. Learn why this is important and about the information.

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How to isolate with COVID-19

Isolation and quarantine help protect you by preventing exposure to people who have, or may have, COVID-19. Follow these steps if you’re a close contact or have COVID.

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COVID-19 testing

Learn about COVID-19 testing, including when to get tested, what test you should use and what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It's related to the virus that causes smallpox and while symptoms are usually mild, it can be serious.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a virus that can cause severe pneumonia. It spread from China in 2002-2003. Know what to do in a future outbreak.

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The flu versus COVID-19: Why it’s important to know the difference in 2022!

Although different viruses cause flus and COVID-19, the diseases have some similar symptoms. Here’s how to know if you have COVID-19, the flu or both.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a dangerous infection, although the routine vaccination of babies has meant it is now rare in Australia. Learn more here.

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Boils

Boils are painful, red, pus-filled lumps in your skin. Learn more about causes, treatment and how to prevent them from spreading.

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Smallpox

Smallpox was a highly infectious disease, now eradicated worldwide through successful vaccination. The last case in Australia was in 1938. Learn more here.

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